Buchanan Computing specialises in web-based tools and cloud services that make
information on highways and traffic easy to view and update. This service uses our Traffweb
system to provide quick and intuitive access to the data on base mapping from Ordnance Survey.
We are the UK’s foremost supplier of computer mapping (GIS) software for traffic and highway
applications. Our software and services are used by almost every highway authority in UK and by
I. You are granted a non-exclusive, royalty free revocable licence solely to view the licensed data
for non-commercial purposes for the period during which Southend Borough Council makes it available.
II. You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute, sell or otherwise make available
the Licensed Data to third parties in any form; and.
III. Third party rights to enforce the terms of this licence shall be reserved to OS.
This map is based upon Ordnance Survey material with the permission of Ordnancy Survey on
behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationary Office Crown Copyright. Unauthorised
reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution and/or civil proceedings.
Any images taken must not be used for financial gain, and all hard copies and electronically
published material produced from Ordnance Survey data must include the following acknowledgement:
Reproduced from Ordnance Survey map data by permission of Ordnance Survey, Crown Copyright
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What is Traffweb?
Traffweb is a web app providing live access to published data through any standard Internet browser.
Simple to use, fast and configurable.
Specialist modules for highways include traffic orders, signs, markings, road accidents and consultation.
Serves up information rich data in an easy to understand format.
Data remains owned and controlled by its originator.
Cost effective and efficient.
Fully hosted, managed solution from the Buchanan Cloud.
Improving the flow and quality of information will reduce the time taken to answer common queries. Allowing access to the published source data will free up staff time and help to provide a service to a wider user base including the public.
An efficient way of handling information requests, saving staff time and associated printing and postage costs.
High quality information provided to all stakeholders, including colleagues in other departments, partner organisations, council members and the public.
Practitioners remain in control of the data.
A fully managed system available at a fixed cost.
Efficient data structure allowing for multiple data views, and search tools, specifically designed for the different types of users.
Secure access to restricted areas.
How does it work?
However complex the central database, users see only the view of the data that has been configured for their needs. They can then click on the map to 'drill down' to reveal more detail of associated data, images and documents. This approach keeps the interface clean and simple whilst catering for all types of user.
Finding the right location
Standard Gazetteers such as Address Point, Code Point and NLPG can be used to find a map location by street name or postcode. Navigation tools include roam, pan, zoom and bespoke search functions.
Zoom layering causes suitable base mapping to be displayed for the chosen scale.
Finding the right information
Users can select the type of information they want to see, for example, camera sites, proposed traffic orders or pay and display parking bays. Where the data changes over time, a date may be selected to view the historical situation at that time.
Drill down into layers of information
Simple queries such as 'where can I park?', are answered without initially providing too much detail. However, more information is available (from the underlying traffic order, for example) to allow TraffWeb users to answer their own detailed requests. This saves the time of authority staff and reduces the number of FoI applications.
Solutions and Connectivity
Traffweb's open structure enables it to publish data from a wide range of sources and to be configured to address many different operational needs. It can connect to our ParkMap, AccsMap and InvMap packages, disseminating this data to a wider audience.
Bespoke solutions and new applications can be developed rapidly by our development team.